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Posted on 2009-03-07

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Believe it or not, beer is delicious when baked into this chocolate orange cake


8 ounces butter, softened to room temperature
8 ounces soft dark brown sugar
10 ounces self-rising flour
1 t baking powder
pinch of salt
2 T cocoa
grated rind of an orange
4 eggs
1/2 c Guinness

4 ounces butter
8 ounces confectioner's sugar
juice from one orange


Preheat oven to 375F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa into a bowl and set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add orange rind and beat in eggs, one at a time, together with a spoonful of the flour mixture with each one. Beat well between additions.

Gently mix in the Guinness, one tablespoonful at a time, adding another spoonful of flour each time. If any flour remains, fold it in gently and blend thoroughly.

Pour the mixture evenly between the two pans. Place the cakes in the center of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350F degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cakes should be springy to the touch and shrink back slightly from the pans. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

To make the icing, cream softened butter and confectioner's sugar together. Blend in grated orange rind and enough juice to make icing soft. When cakes have fully cooled, use half the icing to sandwich them together and then spread the rest on top.




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